I just KNOW
it's midnight SOMEWHERE
, so I thought I'd start the thread with today's WACKY WEBSITE:
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
Where WWW means "wretched writers welcome."
Briefly: "Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels."
The contest is named after early 19th century novelist "Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who was best known for perpetrating The Last Days of Pompeii
, Eugene Aram
, The Caxtons
, The Coming Race
, and--not least--Paul Clifford
, whose famous opener has been plagiarized repeatedly by the cartoon beagle Snoopy. No less impressively, Lytton coined phrases that have become common parlance in our language: "the pen is mightier than the sword," "the great unwashed," and "the almighty dollar" (the latter from The Coming Race, now available from the Broadview Press)."
The winners (and some of Bulwer-Lytton's own writings) are hilarious! Enjoy!
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Wishing you all, in some way, a better day than yesterday.
Jan 11, '07
Good morning Di, Beth, Marijke, and Thecommuter and all that follow. I agree that littles are wonderful and cuddley. Congrats on the new truck. Now You've got the power! Work day here. Then I'm off till Monday. Taking Dd to the MD, tomorrow, for her Fibromyalgia...again. The new med they gave her hasn't touched her pain. Time for something new. Well, better get a wiggle on and get out of here. You all have a God blessed day.
PS- Beth, the Dr was cute but married. No phone# on my butt I'm afraid.
Last edit by compassion1 on Jan 11, '07